Home Tour and Conversation with Architect MJ Neal

May 4, 8:00am - 9:30am CDT. Hosted at The Ramp House

About this FieldTrip

Here at the widely-published, award-winning home, “The Ramp House,” architecture broker Brian Linder will guide FieldTrippers through the project that introduced South Austin to modern architecture. Named for the graceful interior walkway that provides vertical circulation and spatial delineation throughout the house, this home was way ahead of its time when it was built in 2002. Sensitive to the old Austin neighborhood, yet revolutionary in its impact, this urban intervention has withstood the test of time and remains one of the finest examples of this masterful architect’s work.

Architect MJ Neal will talk about his role as the designer and builder of this unique work of art, about subsequent renovations that have altered the original design intent, and about how to live in a design-oriented environment. Interior designer Linda Klugman of Scenography will explain the delicate art of staging a hard-edged modern home, softening conditions to make the home feel accessible and livable while respecting the architectural design. Brian will contextualize the home as architecture for sale, illustrating how homes designed by architects command a substantial premium in the real estate market compared to other more generic properties.

Get a sneak peek of the project with this recent blog post.

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